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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of kerf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having kerfs or slits


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  • In Mosul, which is kerfed almost in half by the Tigris River, Arabs mounted red, white, and black Iraqi flags on street corners and rooftops on the west bank; on the east bank, Kurds flew their yellow colors from storefronts and Russian-made jeeps.

    Peace Meals

  • The square box had been made from a single plank, bent around kerfed grooves that had been cut not quite all the way through for three of the corners; it was fastened together with pegs at the fourth.

    The Plains of Passage

  • I would like to make the guess that the back separation and kerfed lining issues cause the bigger price cut.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Julie, cracks in the kerfed lining and some sort of separation in the back of the mandolin surely makes the instrument a candidate to take it to an experienced luthier in order to find out wether a repair is advisable, wether the instrument is playable without any repairs and to find out just how much a repair would cost.

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  • By the way, the asking price reflects both, the separation and the kerfed lining issues as well as the finish issue.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • The "teeth" are called "kerfed lining," and cracks in it aren't serious in themselves.

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  • [where the kerfed liner reinforces the corner and glues the top and rim to each other] and the edge of the fingerboard.

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